Taylor: Players 'Embarrassed' to Discuss Financial Worries

  • April 11, 2019 | By Chris Mann
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Andrew Taylor believes uncertainty over salary payments is having an adverse affect not only on the football field, but also on the lives of several Bolton players.

Taylor, who has made 23 appearances for Wanderers this season, is still waiting for March's wages to arrive in his bank account, just like his fellow first-team players, management staff and, in his own words, scholars at the club.

In a candid interview, the 32-year-old admits some players are beginning to struggle with the mental aspect of the uncertainty, whilst appearing to criticise club chairman Ken Anderson and his associates for a lack of transparency and honesty they all clearly deserve.

"As a Bolton player, a member of staff and a fan, it's challenging times," Taylor told BBC Radio 5 live. "But we're sticking together and trying to give it our best.

"We still haven't been paid as a group of players. The first-team management staff, and I believe also the scholars haven't been paid their wages too.

"It's difficult. The biggest problem we face as a group is the lack of communication.

"We don't know what's happening behind the scenes. We don't know if or when we're going to get paid."

When asked if a sense of bitterness is creeping into staff at the club, Taylor said: "It's getting that way.

"We're a very good group of players and staff. Through everything that's gone on, we've stuck together, maintained a good attitude to everything but there's only so much you can take as a group.

"When it starts to impact on your personal and family life, that then affects your working life.

"There are probably a couple of people who it is really starting to affect and be a stressful situation for themselves or their families, but they're probably a little bit embarrassed to even say anything.

"A lot of players maybe hide it and act as though everything is okay but when you're unsure of when you're going to get paid, if you're going to get paid and how much you're going to get paid, it does start to affect you.

"Whether you're earning £100-a-week or £100,000-a-week, you still have bills to pay. You live to your means and that causes stress."

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